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Re: TV thread

Postby Banedon » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:47 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Banedon wrote:It's a 10 episode limited series

Isn’t that just a season?


Yeah, but it's their way of saying it'll just be the one.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:49 pm

Banedon wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
Banedon wrote:It's a 10 episode limited series

Isn’t that just a season?


Yeah, but it's their way of saying it'll just be the one.


Which is either a threat or a promise.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Rob » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:30 pm

Dexter was one of the first shows to make me realize I want creators to have an ending planned well in advance.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:56 pm

Rob wrote:Dexter was one of the first shows to make me realize I want creators to have an ending planned well in advance.


That's almost never how TV shows (or movie series) work.
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Re: TV thread

Postby javy knows my name » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:01 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Rob wrote:Dexter was one of the first shows to make me realize I want creators to have an ending planned well in advance.


That's almost never how TV shows (or movie series) work.


Dexter was the first major show I initially really liked and then quit in the middle because I recognized how terrible the writing was
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Re: TV thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:22 pm

planning an ending in advance of a story is a good way to tell a boring ass story
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Re: TV thread

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Re: TV thread

Postby The Logan » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:57 pm

I'm enjoying Lovecraft Country a lot (5 episodes in) but boy does it move quickly through its own timeline. Hard to keep up sometimes. That said, I love how each episode has its own vibe to it. I've gotten slasher, occult, haunted house, Indiana Jones, and Cronenberg vibes so far. They're really hitting all the horror/adventure tropes and elements thus far.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Brian » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:07 pm

ffs, The Vow at 9 episodes was already 6 too long. It seems like they just had so much high quality footage shot from the inside that they decided they had to put it all in there. Every episode is like 40 minutes of stuff shot from inside that on it's own is mostly innocuous, 5 minutes of creepy stuff from inside and 15 minutes of the people that got out trying to take them down.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:06 am

Brian wrote:ffs, The Vow at 9 episodes was already 6 too long. It seems like they just had so much high quality footage shot from the inside that they decided they had to put it all in there. Every episode is like 40 minutes of stuff shot from inside that on it's own is mostly innocuous, 5 minutes of creepy stuff from inside and 15 minutes of the people that got out trying to take them down.


Pretty much every horsefeathering doc series is multiple episodes too long. That new Oscar Pistorius one being about 6 hours long over 4 episodes is just obscenely pointless.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Banedon » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:33 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Brian wrote:ffs, The Vow at 9 episodes was already 6 too long. It seems like they just had so much high quality footage shot from the inside that they decided they had to put it all in there. Every episode is like 40 minutes of stuff shot from inside that on it's own is mostly innocuous, 5 minutes of creepy stuff from inside and 15 minutes of the people that got out trying to take them down.


Pretty much every horsefeathering doc series is multiple episodes too long. That new Oscar Pistorius one being about 6 hours long over 4 episodes is just obscenely pointless.


We watched The Staircase and while the story is compelling enough for a doc, it's absolutely completely ridiculously long.
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Re: TV thread

Postby snoodmonger » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:35 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:planning an ending in advance of a story is a good way to tell a boring ass story


I don't think that's necessarily true. A lot of writers have an ending in mind but no idea what the path to get there is. And yes, over the course of creating that path, the ending often changes, but a lot of times it doesn't.
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Re: TV thread

Postby CubinNY » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:09 pm

snoodmonger wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:planning an ending in advance of a story is a good way to tell a boring ass story


I don't think that's necessarily true. A lot of writers have an ending in mind but no idea what the path to get there is. And yes, over the course of creating that path, the ending often changes, but a lot of times it doesn't.

I felt like that was the case with The Good Place. A lot of the last season seemed to be filler for the last two episodes, but those were great episodes. I I've never cried at the end of comedy series or any TV show for that matter, but I did in the final episode of that show.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Derwood » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:06 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:planning an ending in advance of a story is a good way to tell a boring ass story


Counterpoint: Game of Thrones. The writers had no idea what they were aiming for over the first 7 seasons, and it showed
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Re: TV thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:12 pm

Derwood wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:planning an ending in advance of a story is a good way to tell a boring ass story


Counterpoint: Game of Thrones. The writers had no idea what they were aiming for over the first 7 seasons, and it showed

Not sure how that is a counterpoint. George left them with an ending and they sped through a few seasons to get to it
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Re: TV thread

Postby Derwood » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:41 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Derwood wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:planning an ending in advance of a story is a good way to tell a boring ass story


Counterpoint: Game of Thrones. The writers had no idea what they were aiming for over the first 7 seasons, and it showed

Not sure how that is a counterpoint. George left them with an ending and they sped through a few seasons to get to it


Yes, and "ending" that he hasn't been able to reach for a decade
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Re: TV thread

Postby Derwood » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:09 pm

I'm now a couple of episodes into Season 3 of BCS. It is both a) very entertaining and b) not at all what I expected.

I'm mostly just thrilled that so much of it is about Mike
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Re: TV thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:22 pm

Quibi is pulling the plug. Timely too because I recently got 6 months of it for free.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:06 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Quibi is pulling the plug. Timely too because I recently got 6 months of it for free.


Honestly, this felt inevitable from before they even launched. It was a bad idea.
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As it turns out, 30 Rock plot points are not sustainable business models, who knew?
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Re: TV thread

Postby The Logan » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:34 pm

"People's attention spans are so short that they are craving 10 minutes or less content", claimed the company while the rest of the world is addicted to binge-watching seasons of a show in one sitting to escape reality.
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Re: TV thread

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If anyone is looking for some Halloween fun I recommend The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix.
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